Now, to be clear, I am not a die-hard stay-off-the-grid kind of person, and in many cases, I think it’s important to understand that our world simply works because of the fact that we’re connected.
But I did try hard not to look at my phone, and I did leave my laptops closed for a few days, and it was probably for the best.
Instead, I went hiking. I did lots and lots (and lots) of hiking, and boy, are my dogs all the sorer for it. I am not a hiker by nature; I get nervous about inclines and declines and I am not well-trained in it. I had to tape up my toes at one point.
I’m back in civilization again, close to my normal routine, but definitely feeling the workout I got this week.
Now, I will fully admit: I’m very much a city mouse, and very much content to spend weekends staring at my computer, trying to solve a big issue standing in my way. But I do think that in some ways I’ve conquered many of the issues I’ve run into in my life that way. And the only way to grow it to embrace some of the challenges as literal and metaphorical hills to climb.